• Upcomimg Trips

    July 9 to 12 To Rehobeth Beach with Susan and Craig. Possibly take in a visit to Chincoteague to sample the seafood.
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    June 13 Picnicked on The Great lawn in central Park to the music of The New York Philharmonic led by James Gaffigan. Great program with spectacular fireworks after the concert. The concert included two pieces composed by students from its education program — remarkable works (Bernstein style) from composers  11 and 12 years old respectively! They took their bows from the stage!

     

     

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Frogs

In between hospital visits, I wandered over to the Natural History Museum to look at the Frog exhibition–A timely exhibit because, what with gourmets consuming their legs at an unsustainable rate and the destruction of their habitats, frogs are a fast diminishing organism.

For the most part the frogs, free to hop and skip in authentic-looking miniature habitats,  are tiny, fluorescently coloured and bizarrely patterned–this kind is also deadly. Forrest hunters used to dip the tips of their darts in the poison taken from the frog’s skin so as to ensure a kill wherever the prey was hit. They were very careful to cook the meat well before eating it, though!

But not all. There are displayed some big ugly ones as well.

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The newly-cleaned façade of the AMNH

Frogs come in all kinds of shapes and sizes

Frogs come in all kinds of shapes and sizes

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